2020-21 Workshops

2020-21 Workshops

2020-21 Workshops

Laura Murray

May 12, 2021

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

"Repurposing Fabric with Paintstiks"

Student Supply List:

  • Solid colored black fabric cut into six (6) squares, 12" - 14". Exact size not important, since these are for practice samples. If you don't have black on hand, any very dark color is ok, or subtle tone-on-tone batiks. Feel free to use cotton, synthetics, rayon, or silk . NO plaids or busy prints, please. Fabrics should be pressed flat, no folds or wrinkles, prewashing is optional.

  • White (or very light) fabric cut into one (1) square, approximately 12" x 14".

  • Minimum of three iridescent Shiva paintstiks, in light, medium, and dark values.
    There are a total of 21 IR colors, suggest one of your colors should be gold. For example, if you have only three colors, then gold(light), turquoise(medium), and red(dark) are a very nice combination. Please, no substitutions! Shiva oil paintstiks are a unique product in the art supply world, with only one manufacturer. Products such as oil pastels do not dry and are not suitable on fabric.

  • Minimum of one 1/2" stencil brush (must be a stencil brush, artist brushes don't work).

  • One stencil.

  • Rubbing plates, or something that can be used as texture for a paintstik rubbing, such as rubber sink mats; stamps with simple, deeply etched designs; plastic doilies, etc. Real leaves are great fun, but hard to find in the winter unless you have some house plants with ridged veins that are discernable to touch.

  • Masking or blue painter's tape, 3/4" - 1" wide.

  • Paper towels.

  • Parchment paper or plastic plate (wax paper ok).

  • Wipes (handy for removing paint from hands).

  • Wear an apron, smock, or old clothes.

  • Plastic or newsprint to cover your work surface to protect from paint.

  • Optional: Grip N' Grip mat which prevents textures from sliding during rubbings.

  • Optional: Temporary spray adhesive, ie: 404, Sulky KK2000, etc.

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Looking forward to our workshop!

Email me at lmurray128@aol.com if you have questions.

Member Workshop Fee: $35

To register for this workshop, click here.


Nadine Cloutier

July 13th or 14th, 2021

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

"Natural Dyeing without Chemicals"

Kit Fee $50

Kit Includes:

  • A variety of three cellulose and three protein fabric pieces packaged into four individual kits. Each fabric sample piece will be large enough for dyeing and cutting into smaller samples for immersing into the modifiers. These will be glued into your journal for future reference.

  • A special handmade reference and dye journal will contain dye recipes, mordant recipes, and list of various plants to forage and grow.

  • Plant, fruit and vegetable materials, both fresh and dried.

  • Various modifiers with containers for dipping

  • Pre-mordant material for additional sampling technique.

  • Use of roasters, pans, buckets, a drying rack and other tools.    Not Included

Student Supply List:

  • Needle, thread (any color), and scissors.

  • Fine point permanent marker (Sharpie).

  • Pen or pencil for notetaking.

  • Tacky glue to adhere samples to journal.

  • Plastic baggies or flat containers to take home any wet fabric.   Not Needed

  • Plastic table cover; gloves; apron; old towels or roll of paper towels.

  • Hairdryer

  • 12-18 Clothespins (Plastic preferred, wood OK)   Recently Added

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Member Workshop Fee: $50

To register for this workshop, click here.

2020-21 Workshops

2021 -2022 Workshop

Lesley Riley

May 2022 - TENTATIVE

“Wet Cyan Printing Plus!”

Prepare for lots of fun and learning from this unique workshop!
This will be a potentially messy class, so you will need to dress accordingly.

Kit Fee: $20

We will try to purchase as much as possible in bulk to avoid gathering too many unusual supplies (example: plastic dishpans, glass, gloves, etc.).

Kit Includes:

  • Cyanotype solution. 

  • Exposure contact plates.

  • Additives.

  • A selection of specialty papers.

  • Handout.

Student Supply List:

  • Two (2) 1” foam brushes.

  • Ruler or straightedge – 18”.

  • Scissors.

  • Old bath towel.

  • Notebook.

  • Smartphone or tablet for photographing and editing.

  • A variety of papers and fabrics for printing (see below).

  • If you plan to print on fabric, natural fibers are recommended: cotton, linen, silk. Keep in mind the paper sizes listed below. Quiet, pale prints and old sheets are great. The tighter the weave, the crisper the print.

  • We will primarily be printing leaves. Bring some fresh or pressed flat, if possible. Flat objects (lace, sequin waste, washers, etc.) can also be used.

Lesley recommends 140lb hot press paper or a relatively smooth cold press. We will be tearing most pad sheets in half. If you choose to use full sheets of WC paper, 2 or 3 sheets, 22”x30”, will be sufficient.

- Strathmore series 400 – 11”x14” – mixed media pad (15 sheets – get two, if this is all you are selecting).

- Canson XI Watercolor Pad – 9”x12” (30 sheets)

- Fabriano studio – hot press WC pad (50 sheets)

Updated supply lists will be sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Member Workshop Fee will be approximately $200.

A $100 deposit will hold your place in the workshop.

Guild cancellation policies will apply to the deposit.

Balance and due date TBA.

To register for this workshop, click here.